Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
The Justice Department has said it will look into pressing federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed 17-year old Trayvon Martin. Nevertheless, Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder on Saturday, will likely get the murder weapon back. CBS explains:
Under Florida law, now that Zimmerman has been acquitted and evidence is being released in the case, the 29-year-old will be able to retrieve he gun he used to shoot Martin, said Brian Tannebaum, president of the Florida Association of Bar Defense Lawyers and past president of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Zimmerman attorney Mark O’Mara told an ABC News correspondent that Zimmerman needs the gun now “even more” than before.
Zimmerman will be allowed retrieve the weapon unless state or federal law enforcement officials seek to keep it, Tannebaum said.
The article also quotes Zimmerman’s brother Robert who said George could be a target for those who “want to take the law into their own hands.”
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NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins
On December 28, 2013, Expedition 38 crew member Mike Hopkins participating in the second of two space walks to replace a degraded pump module on the International Space Station. (NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio is reflected in his helmet!)
The Soyuz TMA-10M
The Soyuz TMA-10M headed towards the International Space Station with crew members from Expedition 37 onboard.
40 years ago the Apollo 8 mission flew up to the moon, orbited it ten times and then returned to Earth. This picture was taken from that flight and shows the Earth as it seemingly rises in similar fashion to a sunrise.
Sunrise from Expedition 36
NASA Flight Engineer Karen L. Nyberg of Expedition 36 took this photo of the sun rising -- a sight they saw nearly 16 times per day due to the speed of the International Space Station's orbit around the earth.
A pair of NanoRacks CubeSats -- nanosattelite spacecrafts carrying experiments -- were launched by Expedition 38.